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CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide Recommended Courseware: Exams 220-801 and 220-802, 2nd Edition

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Everything you need to prepare for the CompTIA A+ exams

CompTIA A+ is the most sought-after certification for PC technicians. This guide covers every aspect of the required exams 220-801 and 220-802. Fully updated to cover the latest best practices, current software and hardware, and mobile OSes, this Deluxe guide also includes an exclusive bonus CD featuring additional practice exams, flashcards, instructional videos, and the entire e-book in ePDF, eMobi, and ePub versions.

  • Includes a coupon for 10% Off CompTIA Certification Exams

  • Fully updated to cover the latest exams and exam objectives

  • Covers personal computer components, laptops and portable devices, operating systems, printers and scanners, networks, security, safety and environmental issues, communication, and professionalism

  • Bonus CD features the Sybex Test Engine with additional practice exams, twice the electronic flashcards as the Standard edition, and eMobi, ePub, and ePDF versions of the book

CompTIA A+ Complete Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd Edition is a complete test-prep guide that will help you pass the A+ exam with confidence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Comp TIA Discount Coupon
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. About the Authors
  5. Introduction
    1. What Does This Book Cover?
    2. The A+ Exam Objectives
    3. Assessment Test
    4. Answers to Assessment Test
  6. Part I: 220-801
    1. Chapter 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
      1. Identifying Components of Motherboards
      2. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Processors
      3. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Memory
      4. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Cooling Systems
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Essentials
      7. Review Questions
      8. Performance-Based Question
    2. Chapter 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies
      1. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Storage Devices
      2. Identifying Purposes and Characteristics of Power Supplies
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Review Questions
      6. Performance-Based Question
    3. Chapter 3: Peripherals and Expansion
      1. Installing and Configuring Expansion Cards
      2. Identifying Characteristics of Connectors and Cables
      3. Input Devices
      4. Multimedia Input Devices
      5. Output Devices
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Performance-Based Questions
    4. Chapter 4: Display Devices
      1. Understanding Display Types and Settings
      2. Understanding Video Standards and Technologies
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Review Questions
      6. Performance-Based Question
    5. Chapter 5: Custom Configurations
      1. Graphic and CAD/CAM Design Workstations
      2. Audio/Video Editing Workstations
      3. Virtualization Workstations
      4. Gaming PCs
      5. Home Theater PCs
      6. Standard Thick Clients
      7. Thin Clients
      8. Home Server PCs
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Performance-Based Question
    6. Chapter 6: Networking Fundamentals
      1. Understanding Networking Principles
      2. Identifying Common Network Hardware
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Review Questions
      6. Performance-Based Question
    7. Chapter 7: Introduction to TCP/IP
      1. Understanding TCP/IP
      2. Summary
      3. Exam Essentials
      4. Review Questions
      5. Performance-Based Question
    8. Chapter 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
      1. Understanding Wireless Networking
      2. Installing and Configuring SOHO Networks
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Review Questions
      6. Performance-Based Question
    9. Chapter 9: Understanding Laptops
      1. Understanding Laptop Architecture
      2. Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Review Questions
      6. Performance-Based Question
    10. Chapter 10: Installing and Configuring Printers
      1. Understanding Printer Types and Processes
      2. Installing and Configuring Printers
      3. Performing Printer Maintenance and Upgrades
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Performance-Based Question
    11. Chapter 11: Understanding Operational Procedures
      1. Understanding Safety Procedures
      2. Understanding Environmental Controls
      3. Demonstrating Professionalism
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Performance-Based Question
  7. Part II: 220-802
    1. Chapter 12: Operating System Basics
      1. Understanding Operating Systems
      2. Going Virtual
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Review Questions
      6. Performance-Based Question
    2. Chapter 13: Operating System Administration
      1. Interacting with Operating Systems
      2. Administrative Tools
      3. Disk Management
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Performance-Based Question
    3. Chapter 14: Working with Windows 7
      1. Windows 7 Editions
      2. Installing Windows 7
      3. The Windows 7 Boot Sequences
      4. Windows 7 Features
      5. Windows 7 Administrative Tools
      6. Unique Control Panel Utilities
      7. Networking and Windows 7
      8. Windows 7 System Performance and Optimization
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Performance-Based Question
    4. Chapter 15: Working with Windows Vista
      1. Windows Vista Editions
      2. Installing Windows Vista
      3. The Windows Vista Boot Sequences
      4. Windows Vista Features
      5. Windows Vista Administrative Tools
      6. Unique Control Panel Utilities
      7. Networking and Windows Vista
      8. Vista System Performance and Optimization
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Essentials
      11. Review Questions
      12. Performance-Based Question
    5. Chapter 16: Working with Windows XP
      1. Installing the Operating System
      2. Upgrading the Operating System
      3. Performing a Repair Install
      4. The XP Boot Sequences
      5. Windows XP Features
      6. Windows XP Administrative Tools
      7. Unique Control Panel Utilities
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Essentials
      10. Review Questions
      11. Performance-Based Question
    6. Chapter 17: Security
      1. Common Prevention Methods
      2. Common Security Threats
      3. Workstation Security Best Practices
      4. Destruction and Disposal Methods
      5. Securing a SOHO Wireless Network
      6. Securing a SOHO Wired Network
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Essentials
      9. Review Questions
      10. Performance-Based Question
    7. Chapter 18: Mobile Devices
      1. Comparing Android to iOS
      2. Network Connectivity and Email
      3. Mobile Device Security
      4. Larger Mobile Devices
      5. Mobile Device Synchronization
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Essentials
      8. Review Questions
      9. Performance-Based Question
    8. Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security
      1. Understanding Troubleshooting Theory
      2. Troubleshooting Operating Systems
      3. Troubleshooting Security Issues
      4. Summary
      5. Exam Essentials
      6. Review Questions
      7. Performance-Based Question
    9. Chapter 20: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
      1. Troubleshooting Core Hardware Issues
      2. Troubleshooting Laptops, Printers, and Networking
      3. Summary
      4. Exam Essentials
      5. Review Questions
      6. Performance-Based Question
  8. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
    2. Chapter 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies
    3. Chapter 3: Peripherals and Expansion
    4. Chapter 4: Display Devices
    5. Chapter 5: Custom Configurations
    6. Chapter 6: Networking Fundamentals
    7. Chapter 7: Introduction to TCP/IP
    8. Chapter 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
    9. Chapter 9: Understanding Laptops
    10. Chapter 10: Installing and Configuring Printers
    11. Chapter 11: Understanding Operational Procedures
    12. Chapter 12: Operating System Basics
    13. Chapter 13: Operating System Administration
    14. Chapter 14: Working with Windows 7
    15. Chapter 15: Working with Windows Vista
    16. Chapter 16: Working with Windows XP
    17. Chapter 17: Security
    18. Chapter 18: Mobile Devices
    19. Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security
    20. Chapter 20: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
  9. Appendix B: Answers to Performance-Based Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Motherboards, Processors, and Memory
    2. Chapter 2: Storage Devices and Power Supplies
    3. Chapter 3: Peripherals and Expansion
    4. Chapter 4: Display Devices
    5. Chapter 5: Custom Configurations
    6. Chapter 6: Networking Fundamentals
    7. Chapter 7: Introduction to TCP/IP
    8. Chapter 8: Installing Wireless and SOHO Networks
    9. Chapter 9: Understanding Laptops
    10. Chapter 10: Installing and Configuring Printers
    11. Chapter 11: Understanding Operational Procedures
    12. Chapter 12: Operating System Basics
    13. Chapter 13: Operating System Administration
    14. Chapter 14: Working with Windows 7
    15. Chapter 15: Working with Windows Vista
    16. Chapter 16: Working with Windows XP
    17. Chapter 17: Security
    18. Chapter 18: Mobile Devices
    19. Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Theory, OSs, and Security
    20. Chapter 20: Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
  10. Appendix C: About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  11. Index
  12. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. End-User License Agreement
  13. The Essential Study Tools for A+ Candidates